Cayzer House, Buckingham Gate
We completed the stunning five floor commercial refurbishment and fit out and the offices for The Cayzer Family Archive at Cayzer House, 30 Buckingham Gate, Westminster working alongside the main contractor Faithdean and the architect Chapman Waterworth.
The Cayzer family played a significant and sometimes pivotal role in 19th and 20th century Britain. They were predominantly involved in international shipping but later moved into various other businesses as well as having heavy involvement within politics, the armed forces and the arts.
The project located close to St James Park is a charity set up by the Cayzer Family to advance education for the public benefit through the preservation, maintenance and exhibition of the books, letters, manuscripts and other memorabilia of which can be found within the archive which is accessible to the public by appointment.
Being actively engaged over a year before project commencement and heavily throughout the design process our team worked hard to fully understand the clients exacting requirements for the prefinished prime grade bespoke timber supplied by WFA and the carpet tiles and bespoke carpet specifically designed to suit the staircases supplied by Ege with numerous samples being produced for approval throughout the preconstruction stage.
The project had many challenges from getting the timber grading and finish approved, technical issues around the bespoke joinery which would sit of top of the floor, a very unforgiving design with the staircase carpet through to some issues with the carpet tiles that had to be overcome. Coupled with an ever moving programme and a very busy site our team did an amazing job with the project which garnered praise from Faithdean and the client and showcased our strengths working as a team to deliver such a high quality project.